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Scalp Laceration (Overview)

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How to deal with a scalp laceration on a child?

How to deal with a scalp laceration on a child?

How deep?: First apply pressure to stop the bleeding and see how deep it is, if it is not deep, cleanse with running water to get any debris out
if you can see layers of tissue under the skin of the laceration you may need stitches or staples to help it heal. ...Read more

Scalp Laceration (Overview)

On your scalp


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What is the treatment for scalp laceration?

What is the treatment for scalp laceration?

Staples: Most scalp lacerations can be closed with staples. Some still are repaired with sutures. See a physician. ...Read more

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How to deal with a scalp laceration on a child?

How deep?: First apply pressure to stop the bleeding and see how deep it is, if it is not deep, cleanse with running water to get any debris out
if you can see layers of tissue under the skin of the laceration you may need stitches or staples to help it heal. ...Read more

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How to fix a scalp laceration on a two year old?

Depends on the situa: Shallow or short cuts may not need anything more than a good wash out and antibiotic ointment.Deeper cuts that gape open likely need closure. Local instillation of anesthetic followed by staples or sutures is routine, complex deeper lesions may require an anesthetic, a good washout with saline & deep sutures followed by a surfaces closure. Most can be done in a pediatricians office or urgent care ctr. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scalp laceration?

Staples: Most scalp lacerations can be closed with staples. Some still are repaired with sutures. See a physician. ...Read more

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Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Yes, like any cut: Scalp lacerations look worse then they feel. Like any laceration they bleed and are painful. The scalp is very vascular (lots of blood vessels) so it tends to be very bloody. Depending on the depth of the laceration, most of these require surgical repair (done with local anesthetic- so not painful). The scalp tends to always heal beautifully. ...Read more

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Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

Yes: Technically yes. It is not a huge procedure as it is technically skin deep. But scalp lacerations can bleed a lot and a hematoma in that location could have lots of clots and therefore will requires a thorough evacuation with good lighting and surgical instruments as in a typical or. ...Read more

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I had a big scalp and forehead laceration 23 staples and 150 stitches last may, the scar itches and hurts to touch on top of head. Should I worry?

I had a big scalp and forehead laceration 23 staples and 150 stitches last may, the scar itches and hurts to touch on top of head. Should I worry?

No: But see your DR. There may be some retained stitches, which can be irritating. You may need to shampoo more or get a special shampoo or use a prescription solution. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Foreign Body?: Although anything is possible, it is unlikely that a simple laceration sustained several years ago would still cause discomfort unless contaminated with a piece of glass or debris, or if the laceration involved a nerve which hasn't healed properly. ...Read more

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Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Risk Factors?: Lacerations are traumatic, so unless you have had some recent trauma, it would be unlikely that you have an internal laceration. Most lacerations bleed and cause pain, but some do not. If you have risk factors for an internal laceration, then additional testing may be warranted. ...Read more

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What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

I'm not a coding: Expert but I think you'd use it by type and by anatomic location code for a laceration only
not the state of healing. This is for diagnosis not the treatment used. ...Read more

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Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection.
Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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What is the strength of stitches for laceration wounds?

What is the strength of stitches for laceration wounds?

High Strength: The sutures (stitches) are usually stronger than the skin. The secret to a good repair is layered closure with sutures of the appropriate strength. Smaller stitches are not as strong, but are less likely to leave a mark. Be very careful to prevent further injury to the area. If the stitches pull through, delayed wound healing and a bigger scar are likely. ...Read more

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Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

Worse outcome: Lacerations may leave vital structures like tendons, vessels and nerves uncovered. More superficial lacerations may simply have a worse scar if allowed to heal by secondary intention. Surgical debridement and appropriate cleansing of the wound are also potentially necessary. Wound infection can lead to increased morbidity and e en death if left untreated. ...Read more

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How can I treat finger laceration?

How can I treat finger laceration?

Cleanse: If simple, shallow, cleanse wound and cover with dry dressing. If gapped may use a steristrip to approximate. If deep or long, over a joint, any change in sensation, a bite laceration, dirty mechanism or any impraired range of motion see a surgeon. Be sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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Laceration still bruised months later?

Laceration still bruised months later?

Red or bruised?: It is very normal for a scar to remain red (hyperemic) for several months or even years after an injury. However it is abnormal to remain bruised and may suggest a vascular malformation or hematoma or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hemosiderosis. You may want to discuss with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat a 1/2" laceration to the arm?

How to treat a 1/2" laceration to the arm?

Sutures: If. The wound is deep and bleeding it will require sutures. If it is superficial, steristrips can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver laceration?

What are the symptoms of liver laceration?

See below: Pain is the most common symptom. This is due to bleeding. If the live capsule is intact the bleeding will be contained in the liver and the pain will be focused in the right upper abdomen. If the capsule is torn the bleeding will be throughout the abdomen and the pain will be more diffuse. Other symptoms could be fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, pale skin, blacking out, decreased urine. ...Read more

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How long for level 5 liver laceration to heal?

How long for level 5 liver laceration to heal?

Several weeks: A grade v liver laceration is severe. It will take several weeks to heal. Not only is the liver lacerated but you may have blood loss and it will take time to recover from other injuries. Start slow and build each day. If you over do it you will notice the next day. If you are taking narcotics for pain then use colace (docusate sodium) and senna. Be well. ...Read more

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I cannot move thumb very well after laceration?

I cannot move thumb very well after laceration?

Find a hand surgeon: I suggest finding a hand surgeon in your area as soon as possible to rule out an injury to one of your tendons. ...Read more

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Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Not sure of the?: If you are asking if an arm laceration would disqualify you from the military than I would say it all depends on the kind of laceration, if underlying tissue is damaged. Evan then if the tissue is repaired it may not be enough to disqualify someone. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vaginal laceration?

What is the best treatment for vaginal laceration?

Surgical repair: The most effective treatment is surgical repair. This can be done immediately after delivery in the delivery room with a local anesthetic for pain control. ...Read more

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Could a laceration to the liver cause dehydration?

Could a laceration to the liver cause dehydration?

Why do you ask?: Someone with a lacerated liver is seriously sick and will be in a place where fluid management needs to be carried out meticulously. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more